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Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

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Address: Old Furnace Road, P.O.Box 207, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone Number: 410-632-2032
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Take your kids or grandkids for a living history lesson...

The main attraction at Furnace Town is the old Iron Furnace (Maryland's only bog ore iron furnace). There are, however, a number of other interesting things to see and do. Here in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Cambridge, Maryland, United States
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Cambridge, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The main attraction at Furnace Town is the old Iron Furnace (Maryland's only bog ore iron furnace). There are, however, a number of other interesting things to see and do. Here in the heart of the Pocomoke Forest one can visit a 19th century village, complete with various tradespeople demonstrating such jobs as blacksmithing, broom making, spinning, weaving, and printing.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you didn't know before, you will know about iron smelting from bog iron. Fascinating. A real insight into mid-19th century life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love the history of the physical environment. The old furnace remains are still available for view. Awesome.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have visited this place twice. Both times they had never had anyone dressed in period attire doing work. It is hard to experience the living history when you do not have people walking around. It is nice to see the historic buildings and the old furnace. It would be a great place if there were actual people to see... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

wonderful cypress forest trail. Replica and restored early 1800's village very interesting. Check out the garden, and if you are lucky, the gardener will be there to tell you about his crops. It was fun to watch a few craft people and local painters at work.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well worth the few dollars to visit. best in school months. Watch the blacksmith at work, a weaver, a broom maker, and others! CUTE gift shop with LOW priced items. I brought home a handmade broom for under $15.00 Nice way to teach our kids about our countries' past. CLEAN restrooms and picnic tables for a bring from your home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

'Twas very dank. The good dank. Me and my acquaintance got uplifted in the broom house at this marvelous historic site. :)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A recreation of the company town that sprang up in the 1800's producing iron. They have Artisans on site at different times/days, we got there rather early and there was only the gardener, who was a very nice elderly gentleman and was great with the children. All of the buildings were open and children were able to handle some things.... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I remember this site as a teenager growing up a few miles away in the early 70's. There was nothing there but a dirt road off the blacktop that led down into the swamp, surrounded by tall gloomy cypress trees. The only thing visible was the tall brick furnace, which at the time had a fairsized tree growing out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We enjoyed the iron smith and the weaver. The buildings were explained by signs and an informative Map. Pleasant gift shop with items made by the smith and the weaver and historical books. I wish we had time for the hike.

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Additional Information about Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

Address: Address: Old Furnace Road, P.O.Box 207, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone Number: 410-632-2032
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Snow Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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